‘Captain Marvel’ Film Review: Aggressive Estrogen Flick With Snappy Humor
A lesser known superhero from the Marvel Universe enters the big screen when Academy Award winner Brie Larson pulls on the suit of Captain Marvel and starts kicking ass.
The two-hour epic starts slowly and confusingly but just when you begin feeling sleepy, it picks up on speed when Samuel L. Jackson steps in as the war hero Nick Fury. His snappy humor and dialogue are bound to pick up the pace.
The rhythm change is accompanied by grand cinema strings and cheesy ‘90s tunes for humor, but in the end also includes more serious artists like Nirvana.
Finally, the storyline manages to create an emotional connection with the viewer, surely sending girls and women all over the world home feeling inspired. (And why not men too?)
Directors and writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson (2006), Sugar (2008))—a movie-making couple—worked for years to make this aggressive estrogen flick happen, and they picked the perfect lead for the part.
Larson is known for her spellbinding performance as the kidnapped teen mother in Room (2015) and as the common girl Grace from Short Term 12 (2013) as well as the adventurous photographer not shy to pick up the gun in Kong: Skull Island (2017).
For Captain Marvel, Larson went through a strict workout routine for a year having previously said that she used to dislike working out and just wanted to be a brain where the body was never part of the conversation.
But in the suit of Carol Danvers (original name of the captain), she wanted to own her body. “This was an opportunity for me to . . . make my body mine,” she said.
‘Captain Marvel’ premieres in Finland March 6.